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Plato

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Works: 12,736 works in 25,456 publications in 35 languages and 195,419 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Utopian fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals  Fiction  Study guides  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Editor
Classifications: JC71, 321.07
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Most widely held works by Plato
The republic by Plato( Book )

1,219 editions published between 1551 and 2018 in 22 languages and held by 9,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the greatest works of philosophy, political theory, and literature ever produced, Plato's Republic has shaped Western thought for thousands of years and remains as relevant today as when it was written during the fourth century B.C. Republic begins by posing a central question: "What is justice, and why should we be just, especially when the wicked often seem happier and more successful?" For Plato, the answer lies with the ways people, groups, and institutions organize and behave. A brilliant inquiry into the problems of constructing the perfect state and the roles education, the arts, family, and religion should play in our lives, Republic employs picturesque settings, sharply outlined characters, and conversational dialogue to drive home the philosopher's provocative arguments. Book jacket."--Jacket
Phaedo by Plato( Book )

665 editions published between 1553 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 5,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notes also aim to provide the kind of help with Plato's Greek which is needed by comparative beginners in the language, but the commentary is intended for any student, classical scholar, or philosopher with an interest in the close reading of Plato
The Republic of Plato by Plato( Book )

377 editions published between 1852 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some current views of Justice - Justice in the state and in the individual - The philosopher king - The decline of society and of the soul - Comparison of the just and unjust lives - The quarrel between philosophy and poetry - Immortality and the rewards of justice
The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato by Plato( Book )

508 editions published between 1541 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 3,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following the teachings of Socrates, Plato's works are among the world's greatest literature. The Apology is the speech made by Socrates in his own defence at his trail, and his justification for his life
Phaedrus by Plato( Book )

316 editions published between 1810 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phaedrus is widely recognized as one of Plato's most profound and beautiful works. It takes the form of a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus and its ostensible subject is love, especially homoerotic love. Socrates reveals it to be a kind of divine madness that can allow our souls to grow wings and soar to their greatest heights. Then the conversation changes direction and turns to a discussion of rhetoric, which must be based on truth passionately sought, thus allying it to philosophy. The dialogue closes by denigrating the value of the written word in any context, compared to the living teaching of a Socratic philosopher." "The shifts of topic and register have given rise to doubts about the unity of the dialogue, doubts which are addressed in the introduction to this volume. Full explanatory notes also elucidate issues throughout the dialogue that might puzzle a modern reader."--Jacket
Timaeus by Plato( Book )

183 editions published between 1532 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald J. Zeyl's translation of Timaeus is presented along with his 75 page introductory essay, which discusses points of contemporary interest in the Timaeus, deals at length with long-standing and current issues of interpretation, and provides a consecutive commentary on the work as a whole
Meno by Platón( Book )

197 editions published between 1535 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About G.M.A Grube's translations of Plato: ""Unmistakably superior: more lucid, more accurate, more readable. Above all, they're lucidly adorned, unpretentious, and in translating Plato that counts a good deal. The prose is, as English prose, persuasive, cogent, and as eloquent as it can be without departing from the text. --William Arrowsmith
The works of Plato by Plato( Book )

49 editions published between 1701 and 1996 in English and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a selection of ten dialogues of Plato that represent the range and diversity of his human and intellectual interests
Phaedrus by Plato( Book )

61 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring some of Plato's most soaringly lyrical passages, the "Phaedrus" investigates the soul's erotic longing and its relationship to the whole cosmos, as well as enquiring into the nature of rhetoric and the problem of writing
Protagoras and Meno by Plato( Book )

41 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in English and German and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Protagoras and Meno are two of the most enjoyable and readable of Plato's dialogues; the Protagoras is, moreover, universally acknowledged as a dramatic masterpiece
Five dialogues by Plato( Book )

34 editions published between 1910 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of works by the philosopher Plato. Aside from his Republic, these constitute his most widely known and read works
The Platonism of Shelley; a study of Platonism and the poetic mind by James A Notopoulos( Book )

6 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theaetetus by Plato( Book )

95 editions published between 1577 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Theaetetus Plato made a pioneering contribution to one of the central problems of Western philosophy
Crito by Plato( Book )

264 editions published between 1541 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following the teachings of Socrates, Plato's works are among the world's greatest literature. The Crito seems intended to exhibit the character of Socrates in one light only, not as the philosopher, fulfilling a divine mission and trusting in the will of heaven, but simply as the good citizen, who having been unjustly condemned is willing to give up his life in obedience to the laws of the state
The Plato reader by Tatyana Platonova( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected myths by Plato( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together ten of the most celebrated Platonic myths, from eight of Plato's dialogues ranging from the early Protagoras and Gorgias to the late Timaeus and Critias. They include the famous myth of the cave from Republic as well as 'The Judgement of Souls' and 'The Birth of Love'. Each myth is a self-contained story, prefaced by a short explanatory note, while the introduction considers Plato's use of myth and. imagery. - ;'Once upon a time there were just the gods; mortal beings did not yet exist.'. We are used to thinking of myths as stories, and modern myths as made up and f
Lysis by Plato( Book )

16 editions published between 1551 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Socrates, Lysis, and Menexenus try to define friendship. The dialogue leads to a confession of ignorance"--Provided by publisher
Sophist by Plato( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A standing protest against the error of marring the finely-graduated lineaments of truth, thus destroying the vitality of thought. This is one of Plato's dialectical dialogues"--Provided by publisher
Plato on rhetoric and language : four key dialogues by Plato( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected here for the first time in one volume, four key Platonic dialogues-the Ion, the Protagorus, the Gorgius and the Phaedrus - serve as an important introduction to the productive ambiguities of Platonic thought on rhetoric and language. In her introduction to the volume, editor Jean Nienkamp considers Plato's views on language, genre, and writing, and outlines the critical issues involved in the study of Platonic thought on rhetoric and poetics. Readers are invited to participate in the dialogues as vital philosophical conversations about issues that animate contemporary rhetorical and literary thought today
Plato's theory of art by R. C Lodge( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
 
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